Adam Nicolson, "Seize the Fire: Heroism, Duty, and Nelsons Battle of Trafalgar"
English | ISBN: 0060753617, 0060753625 | 2009 | EPUB | 384 pages | 3 MB
In October 1805 Lord Horatio Nelson, the most brilliant sea commander who ever lived, led the British Royal Navy to a devastating victory over the Franco-Spanish fleets at the great battle of Trafalgar. It was the foundation of Britains nineteenth-century world-dominating empire. Adam Nicolsons Seize the Fire is not only a close and revealing portrait of a legendary hero in his final action but also a vivid account of the brutal realities of battle; it asks the questions: Why did the winners win? What was it about the British, their commanders and their men, their beliefs and their ambitions, that took them to such overwhelming victory?